Wanbu Huayanjing [monastery?], near Hohhot, Nei Mongol Zizhiqu, CN

Raw data

“White pagoda, also called Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda, was  originally built in Liao Dynasty and is well kept after 930 year's history.“ - http://www.timeschinatours.com/destination_guide/s/Hohhot_Attractions.html

“The Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda (wàn bù huá yán jīng tǎ 万部华严经塔) is located in the southeast of Baita (bái tǎ 白塔) Village in the east suburbs about 17 kilometers (11miles) from Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda was said to be built in Emperor Shengzong's (shèng zōng 圣宗) reign (983 - 1031) of the Liao (liáo 辽) Dynasty (916 - 1125). In 1982, the Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda became a national key cultural relic site. […] It is said that about ten thousand volumes of the Huayan Buddhist Scripture once were kept in the pagoda, hence its name Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda, meaning "Ten Thousand Huayan Buddhist Scriptures." Due to its white surface, the pagoda is also called the White Pagoda. In 1982, the Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda became a national key cultural relic site. With a height of 55 meters (180 feet), the Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda is a seven-tier octagonal brick and wood structure. In order to survive earthquakes, many wooden stakes were wedged in the walls to reinforce the structure. Each story of the pagoda consists of the exterior wall, the interior wall and the cloister between them. A spiral staircase connects the stories together and leads to the top of the pagoda. […] - http://www.foreignercn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7886:wanbu-huayanjing-pagoda&catid=39:inner-mongolia&Itemid=123

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 30, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 30 Apr 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Wanbu Huayanjing monastery?, CN.

General location of the Wanbu Huayanjing monastery?, CN.
Lat 40.83670 Long 111.8800
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Wanbu Huayanjing [monastery?]

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Nei Mongol Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 40.83670 Long 111.8800 - based on visual identification of the Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda site in maps/satellite imagery and Panoramio photographs, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 30 Apr 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0967-99p 1000-32c 1033-66p - tmciolek 30 Apr 2013
  • 0967-99p 1000-32c 1033-66p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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